Long Center Concert Club presents Noah & The MegaFauna, Wednesday, April 11 in Rollins Studio Theatre.
When frontman Noah Lit was faced with the collapse of his former indie rock band Oliver Future, he took what he saw as the only next logical step, put aside the electric guitar, and dive into the world of acoustic gypsy jazz. As he dug deeper into the dizzying scales, arpeggios and antiquated chords and patterns, Lit found a concealed wealth of songs surfacing in a form that quickly became Noah & The MegaFauna. His new sound: a clamorous whiskey filled raucous of sing-a-longs on the eve of destruction. The sophomore album, The Pale Blue Dot, builds on the success and aesthetic of his 2012 debut release Anthems For A Stateless Nation, but while Anthems For A Stateless Nation was firmly rooted in big band jazz and older world folk, The Pale Blue Dot represents a departure from Charles-Mingus-meets-Tom-Waits vibe of their debut and finds the band flexing their orchestral indie rock chops.
The nine-piece, live big-band is a force that goes beyond the records. Lighting up bars and clubs in Austin, Los Angeles and New York City, the band has made fans and followers all over the country.